Captain Schmetterling

What is your name?

My DJ name is Captain Schmetterling. My full DJ name is Pierre Gustav Schmetterling.

What is the name of your show?

The name of my show varies from week to week, but it’s always butterfly-themed. I’ve just been impassioned by the ability of butterflies to metamorph as they do.

What’s the format of your show?

It’s totally freeform. My taste in music leans toward acoustic music – folk, bluegrass, jazz – anything acoustic, and often the older the better, but there’s been so much great new music as of the past decade – it’s mind-boggling. I will totally go out there. I’ll play rock and roll, I’ll play weird rap songs, I’ll play anything if it connects with me at that time.

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David Best

What’s your name and your DJ name?

David Best, no DJ name

What’s the name of your show, and when is it on?

I have two shows: A Complete Breakfast, Saturdays, 7:00 – 9:00am; and the other one is The Wall of Death, Sundays, 7:00 – 8:00pm. 

Please describe your show. What’s its format?

Both my shows are free form music programs and I guess I don’t adhere to any genres but each show has its own tendencies, which change over time. Recently on A Complete Breakfast, I’ve been playing folk, blues and classic rock—sort of more cheerful stuff than I play on my other show. On The Wall of Death, I’ve been playing a lot of ambient music and 20th century composers and pop music but in a more dark and experimental vein. Wall of Death used to be on 7:00 to 9:00 Saturday mornings and it sounded a lot more like A Complete Breakfast does now. The name Wall of Death started out as a joke—it’s the name of a Richard and Linda Thompson song but makes it sound like it would be heavy metal music—but now that I’m on in the evenings, things are starting to go in that direction. Often I’m watching the sun set out the studio window, reflecting on the previous week and need some heavy noise to help me relax.

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KT // Katie Reed

What’s your name and your DJ name?

Katie Reed, KT.

What’s the name of your show?

Fresh From the Factory, Tuesdays, 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Describe your show. What’s its format?

My show is an exploration of my personal record collection. It’s totally freeform, a soundtrack for the moment. It’s exactly what I want to hear at that moment. 500+ LP and 500+ CD collections have all been hand-sourced secondhand or purchased from live performers. I’m lucky to share the collection with someone who has similar musical appreciation. Over half our music came to be through Captain Schmetterling, who collected for a long time. I’ve been collecting earnestly for about four years, although I’ve always purchased music from touring musicians whenever I could afford it.

My love of vinyl started with my parents’ record collection, which had a small selection of music from the early ‘70s, primarily folk, women wailers and my mom’s foray into country in the early ‘80s. We didn’t have a TV until I was a teenager so, instead of a TV screen, what I looked at were album covers and hopefully the lyrics.

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Clint // Clinton Anderson

What is your name and DJ name?

I’m Clinton Anderson and I just call myself Clint when I introduce my show.

What’s the name of your show?

Musical Goulash, Sundays at 2pm, a one-hour show.

What is the format of your show?

It is a musical variety show with an emphasis on the early sixties, about the latter half of the show is the early sixties, sometimes music even older than that. The first half of the show is more recent music.

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Pete Amahl

What’s your name and your DJ name?

Pete Amaral, shortened to Pete Amahl, my stage name

What’s the name of your show, and when is it on?

The Night Visitor, Monday evenings, 4:00 to 6:00.

Please describe your show. What’s its format?

Mainly it’s jazz and rhythm & blues, from the community, both local musicians and national. I like to intercede and tell stories about my experiences being around some of the artists I was lucky enough to play with, and that is what I call it: luck. It’s ongoing because I still get a chance to be playing with people. Most of what I play on my show is the music that influenced my early life both as a person and a musician, so at my age we’re looking at the late ‘50s through the ‘80s. I play records from the extensive West Coast jazz collection that was passed on to me, and records of that era from the East Coast as well because that’s where I grew up, Fall River, Massachusetts. The West Coast is mostly big band, also a lot of combos. And spoken word from that era—I love it!

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